A Guide on Trampoline Care and Maintenance

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Our trampolines are designed to withstand year-round use. However, it’s important to maintain and care for your backyard gem. Learn how to properly provide TLC to your Thrifty trampoline and when it may need it.

At Thrifty, we’re committed to crafting premium quality products that stand the test of time. Even though our trampolines are built to last, it’s crucial to give them the attention they need to ensure safe jumping for years to come. Upgrading old parts is not only sustainable but also a cost-effective way to keep your trampoline in top shape. Check out our blog post for more information on trampoline costs.

We hope you love your Thrifty trampoline as much as we do. That’s why we’ve created this guide to assist you in properly caring for it, ensuring it serves you well for many years.

If you want to take good care of your Thrifty trampoline, it’s important to understand its various parts and know when they need some attention. This will help ensure that your equipment is always in top condition.

Trampoline Springs

Thrifty trampolines have the best bounce in the business, thanks to their Synergy Design. This design locates the structure’s critical leverage points and utilizes them to amplify the bounce created by the trampoline’s springs.

The trampoline springs are made of galvanized spring steel and are designed to last. Over time, the quality and performance of the springs have improved. Currently, there are three types of Thrifty trampoline springs available: Air Springs, HD Premium Springs, and X-Springs. The weight of the jumpers and the frequency of use can wear out the springs, as well as leaving heavy objects or snow loads on the trampoline. To extend the lifespan of the springs, it is recommended to change their placement regularly. There is no set time for when to replace the springs, but if you or your children notice that “something is not right” or that “the bounce seems different from last year,” it may be time for a replacement.

When examining the trampoline springs, take extra care to check the coils. You can identify a stretched spring by its appearance or by touching and bending it. If the spring feels loose and can be easily bent, it needs to be replaced. Additionally, if you notice any signs of rust, it is recommended to order new trampoline springs to replace the rusted ones.

Trampoline Mat

Trampoline mats are likely to show the first signs of wear and tear over time, especially if you enjoy jumping on them frequently. However, our high-quality mats are made from polypropylene, always cross-sewn and UV-treated, which makes them less prone to snags and rips. Despite our efforts, accidents can still happen, and sometimes you may need to repair or replace the mat. We prioritize sustainability, so the method you choose should depend on the severity of the damage. If the hole or rip in the mat is no more than 2 inches long, and the mat is otherwise in good shape, consider purchasing our trampoline mat repair kit. However, if the mat has multiple rips or snags, or severe damage, it’s best to order a new mat. Replacing the mat is an effortless and affordable way to upgrade your Thrifty and make it look brand new.

Trampoline Frame

The trampoline frame is the most durable component and is made of galvanized steel. It is unlikely to show signs of rust or damage for several years after purchase. To ensure its longevity, install the trampoline on an even surface like a lawn or sand. Avoid placing it on hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt.

When examining the frame for damage, inspect it thoroughly, paying attention to the welds and fasteners of the enclosure poles. If you notice any issues, please contact our customer support team. We offer a reliable warranty on our trampoline frames.

Trampoline Enclosure Net

When considering purchasing a trampoline for your family, the enclosure net is an important safety accessory to consider. It helps prevent accidents by keeping jumpers from falling off the trampoline. The enclosure package includes a UV-treated net, poles made of galvanized steel, safety paddings, and brackets for the poles. The number of poles and the design of the enclosure vary depending on the size and shape of the trampoline. One added safety feature is the No Finger Access design which prevents small fingers from getting caught in the net. You can find the enclosure package for round and rectangular trampolines by following the links provided. During quarterly checks of your trampoline, inspect the net for rips, tears, holes, or snags. Minor damage does not pose a safety concern, but you should consider replacement if there are multiple or severe rips. The UV-treated surface of the net should prevent any issues with UV rays. Additionally, inspect the poles, paddings, and brackets for any damages while giving the net the care it needs.

Trampoline Safety Pad

To ensure safety while using a trampoline, it is important to have a thick and easy-to-assemble safety pad. This accessory protects the body from hitting the trampoline springs if the landing is not in the correct spot. The safety pad is made up of foam, surrounded by UV-treated, water-resistant PVC, making it durable for year-round use. When checking for wear and tear on the safety pad, pay special attention to the bungees that secure the pad. These tend to wear out the most. If you notice significant wear on the bungees, it is highly recommended that you replace them with new ones to maintain the highest level of safety.

Trampoline Weather Cover

If you’re looking for an easy way to protect your trampoline, give the Thrifty weather cover a try! It’s a convenient and efficient solution that shields your trampoline mat from harmful UV rays so it stays in top condition for years to come. The cover also keeps the mat free from leaves, twigs, and bird droppings. When you’re ready to jump, removing the cover only takes a minute. This cover is made of durable, UV-treated materials that should last a long time with proper care.

Other Trampoline Accessories

Do you have a Thrifty trampoline that’s the highlight of your backyard? If so, you may already own some of our useful and fun accessories, like the trampoline tent, trampoline scooter, basketball hoop, or ladders. These items can enhance your trampoline experience.